Sarah Hilet (Year 11) and Olivia Burke (year 10) represented Echuca College at the recent North Easter Interschool Equestrian Team Challenge, held at Tatura on April 16th and 17th. Olivia and Sarah were part of the winning team in the composite section, an outstanding effort against schools from across the northeast of Victoria, southern Riverina and northern suburbs of Melbourne.
Teams of four riders competed in a variety of equestrian events over the weekend, including dressage, showjumping, games, showing and handymount classes with placegetters earning points for their team along the way.
Sarah and Olivia combined with Lucy Nelson (Moama Grammar) and Madelon McDonald (Ballarat Grammar) and consistent performances from all the girls saw them in the winner’s circle on the Sunday evening. Madelon McDonald also took out the Taylor Farley Memorial award for the best performed individual, a great honour and outstanding achievement.
All riders displayed great sportsmanship over the two days and were a credit to themselves and their schools. Well done girls!